A fellow blogger, Yvette, asked me how many of these People at Work portraits are in the series. I have lost count! I started this project a long time ago. I will know soon, though, once I dig in the archives.
Yesterday I posted Piano Tilting, Tuning and Repair as part of my People at Work Series- Primarily Pittsburgh.
What I didn’t mention is that I was invited to have a show at Panza Gallery in Millvale in July -July of 2018! This gives me plenty of time to photograph new People at Work.
I’ve had a lot of people working in my house this year, too.
When I taught photography at high school, I shared my People at Work portraits to students so they could a variety of people doing different jobs. I think that’s how the series started. I’d engage with the person working and talk to them about my project.
Now I’ve made up some postcards and it adds some legitimacy to the project and keeps me on track and determined to work on photographing new and interesting portraits.
You may remember seeing some of these People at Work on the blog already.
Craig Morrow on the Left from Bicycle Heaven, Mark Panza at work, framing,Ron Ray slicing strawberries for his funnel cake business, and at the top right Brye with her delicious baked goods at her and her husband’s excellent coffee shop- Zeke’s. My middle portrait is the cotton candy man from PNC Park.
Today plumber Pete Tomkins returned to replace my bathroom faucets. He already put in a hot water heater. I found him through my electrician Scott, (I still need his photo) who put in the breaker box so Dan McDonald could install my new furnace. It’s a regular family tree.
I had photographed Pete a few weeks ago when he installed the hot water heater.Thanks for agreeing to be in the show People at Work- Primarily Pittsburgh.
Thanks Pete, for entrusting me with capturing your wonderful good nature!
Seriously considering what to do next about my old plumbing???
I love the way this started Ruth – showing students the range of options available to them 🙂
It has truly blossomed since the start. Thanks Rainee.
this is different and cool 🙂
Thank you Joshi. I enjoy your photographs very much.
HOw wonderful to exhibit yor collection, it’s a brilliant project and no doubt some of your subjects will attend.
I’ll have to photograph the opening with the subjects in attendance! Thanks Gilly.
So excited for you and your show Ruth! Also, what a fantastic project to start with and I hope the kids you originally did this for managed to get something out of it. So many work options are shrouded in mystery. Hope you keep it going!
My favorite framing store – I will be there!!!!
I *love* your People At Work series. I love seeing so many different walks of life treated equally by your lens. Incredibly cool.
Thanks Stef. So many people contribute to the effort. It is cool.